Jason Gabriel says the council can’t interfere in other agencies, of for %$#&s sake.

For #@%^s sake, they are just making it up as they go along in the OGC office led by Jason Gabriel who must have got his law degree out of a box of Cracker Jacks.


So City Hall wants to sell JEA despite there being no need to and promises by Curry during the election that he would leave it alone and at first they had frozen the City Council out putting some pretty steep barriers from getting involved.


Now however they are being permitted to hire outside council which is a little befuddling because isn’t the OGC supposed to be their legal council? Why would you need an outside council unless like with the school board the OGC is working against them.


So there is a level of crazy there but what Jason Gabriel said blows crazy up. 


From the Florida Times Union,

JEA expects to start negotiating in late October with interested entities and bring a recommendation to the utility’s board in late February. In March, JEA would engage the City Council and the public, according to a timeline given to the JEA board.
Priestly Jackson asked Gabriel whether the council can require JEA to amend the minimum requirements. One change she wants would be a requirement that any deal would fully fund several hundred million dollars of unfunded pension obligations for JEA employees and retirees. Those obligations would become the city’s sole responsibility if there were a deal.
Gabriel said the council cannot require JEA to alter the terms of its solicitation.
“You can’t change something in the mid-stream of a procurement process because there’s an integrity to the process that can’t be tinkered with,” Gabriel said. “You don’t want to mess up what’s there.”

https://www.jacksonville.com/news/20190930/jacksonville-city-council-eyes-hiring-attorney-for-jea-deal?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=ghf-jax-main


You should really read the entire article. 


Gabriel says they are to far in to change any requirements, like not assuming pension liability. Um has JEA been sold and I didn’t notice it. And the council can’t interfere in board decisions, um what the absolute $#%^ because this is absolutely what he has said they can do to the school board for months.


As they fight against the school board they are just making stuff up as the go along. This is a travesty what they are doing both with our schools and JEA. 

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